| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes an inguinal hernia? Will I need surgery to repair it even if it's not painful? If so, what does the surgery involve?
ANSWER: Although the cause isn't always apparent, an inguinal hernia occurs when a weakened area in your...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Peninsula residents have no excuse not to get the flu shot if they haven't already done so. Early this week, Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, currently health director for both the Peninsula and Hampton health departments, announced that the district's...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The year began badly for Riccardo Muti – and, by extension, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – when the maestro suffered a bout of flu followed by hernia surgery within only a couple of weeks in January. These latest health setbacks forced...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated on an online article for publication in the December issue of Pediatrics which offers updated guidance on treating respiratory tract infections in...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:17 AM
A minor anniversary passed without notice a week ago. It was on December 20, 2005, that the first You Don't Say post was published.
Some of you have been on hand for the full eight years, showing a remarkable tolerance for the number of times I...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Maria de la Cruz is doing something these days she says she hasn't done in years. She lets her grandchildren play in the living room — and even opens the windows to let air circulate.
Ever since Allenco Energy Inc. shut down its oil field across...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were so many teams! And they were so happy! Until Phil sent most of them home. Last week, Leo and Jamal came in last place. Tonight, we find out who wins.
Here’s the part where I tell you that my...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:05 AM
The Slammy Awards will always have a special place in WWE history.
Not only do they have a nostalgic feel (with the first Slammys awarded in 1986), but they also plant seeds for future rivalries. On this edition, we saw a slight dissension among members...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
I'm hearing that a dog flu is going around. What symptoms should I look for, and when should I take my pet to the vet if he's sick?
There was an increase in the number of cases of dog flu, or canine influenza, in Montgomery County in August. This is a...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...